Gynostemma laxum (Wall.) Cogn.

First published in Candolle & Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 914 (1881)
This species is a synonym of Gynostemma pentaphyllum

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution. [Cited as Gynostemma pentaphyllum.]
  • Rebnner, S.S. & Pandey, A.K. (2013). The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences. PhytoKeys 20: 53-118. [Cited as Gynostemma pentaphyllum.]
  • de Wilde, W.J.J.O. & Duyfjes, B.B.E. (2010). Flora Malesiana 19: 1-342. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta. [Cited as Gynostemma pentaphyllum.]

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325. [Cited as Gynostemma laxum.]

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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